The science behind the news headlines...
Is the guinea worm on its way out?
Mammoth efforts to eradicate guinea worm disease have had great success reducing the number of cases from 3.5 million in 1985 to fewer than 5000 in 2008. The push towards final eradication is in progress...
Report in Malaria journal that people in Zambia are showing increasing resistance to antifolate drugs used to treat malaria
Antibiotic resistant TB on the increase in the UK - BMJ
BMJ study suggests that antibiotic resistant strains of the bacteria that causes TB are becoming more common in the UK
The truth about TB
In depth look at the global burden of TB worldwide
TB patients may be deficient in vitamin D
Study says that patients with active TB are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D
Too many women die
UK charity Breast Cancer Campaign says that too many women still die from their disease and recommend new research to fill in important gaps
Nutrients prevent breast cancer
What you eat can help determine whether you will develop breast cancer - some nutrients can help prevent breast cancer